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Weepah Spring Wilderness

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A trail made by water erosion through pine trees
Library image #4282: Evidence of water erosion on reclaimed roadway in ponderosa pine

Introduction

The United States Congress designated the Weepah Spring Wilderness (map) in 2004 and it now has a total of 51,305 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Nevada and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Description

The Weepah Spring Wilderness is an excellent unspoiled example of mountain ranges representative of the Great Basin. It lacks a single defined ridgeline. The complex geology of the area forms a confused landscape: isolated peaks, maze-like canyons, walls of fossil bearing rocks, natural arches and odd volcanic hoodoos. Add to this the oddity of the largest stand of ponderosa pine in eastern Nevada and with 4,000 year old rock art.

Planning to Visit the Weepah Spring Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Weepah Spring Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.